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Program Manager, CTG Strategy and Planning

Cisco Systems Inc.
Milpitas, CA 95035

Title: Program Manager


Who We Are

Ciscos Collaboration Technology Group (CTG) is at the forefront of transforming Ciscos SaaS businesses with our industry-leading collaboration technology. This role will drive the cross-functional programs at the heart of that transformation. Never before has Cisco or the industry undergone this much transformation and change, and you will be at the center of this shift. You will be a key member of the CTG Strategy, Planning and Operations team reporting to the Senior Manager of Strategy and Planning.


What Youll Do

Ciscos Collaboration Technology Group (CTG) is looking for an experienced program manager to drive strategic projects forward as part of our Collaboration acceleration initiatives.


You will work with the CTG Strategy, Planning and Operations team to:

  • Oversee status, rhythm, progress and ensure the strategic programs stay on track
  • Proactively identify dependencies and help clear risks and roadblocks before they become execution issues
  • Accurately report project status on a regular basis, feeding into larger program tracking channels to build the overall picture of execution
  • Ensure operational rigor by tying key performance indicators back to program deliverables, enabling a data-driven culture


Who You Are

You are a very organized, process-centric person with a solid track record of successfully leading complex projects. You are a forward-thinking leader who thrives on creating structure and discipline out of loosely coordinated activities. You are a pioneer using past experiences to inform future operational excellence. You want to change our business (and the world). You are a self-starter; able to create a look forward and clear potential issues before they become roadblocks.

You achieve success through strong cross-functional relationships, engaging coworkers and stakeholders to jointly design and deliver what an individual team could not. You are persuasive and articulate but gain trust through listening and openness. You understand the needs of your cross-functional stakeholders and customers. You measure success in the impact of your programs and breadth of cross-functional contribution. Your experience includes:

  • Direct Program Management experience driving cross-functional planning sessions to set and align on scope, delivery dates, major milestones, and business outcomes. Developing and maintaining end-to-end program roadmaps including policy, process, technology, and change management activities. Tracking program progress against key milestones and deliverables. Identifying and driving closure to key business decisions. Actively managing program risks.
  • Extraordinary organization skills keeping all workstreams moving forward, tracking cross-functional dependencies, communicating status and risks, and staying on top of deadlines
  • Strong communication, analytical and people skills with strong problem-solving ability.

Core qualifications for this role

  • 10+ years of experience leading and participating in large cross-functional transformation programs
  • Trained / certified in various transformation methodologies and practices including Scaled Agile and PMP (or equivalent certified project/program management professional)
  • Well-versed in core program management competencies including scope management, budget management, stakeholder management, risk management, decision making, testing, and change management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, ability to communicate with influence and action at every level. Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience working with cross-functional teams to align thinking and ensure effective decision-making & communicate
  • Demonstrable experience influencing cross-functional leaders
  • Consistent record of leading programs effectively
  • BS/BA required; MBA a strong plus
  • Experience in SaaS businesses is helpful
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving ability
  • Self-starter, ability to work independently
  • Fun, highly energetic personality; great team player that works well in collaborative situations

Why Cisco

#WeAreCisco, where each person is unique, but we bring our talents to work as a team and make a difference powering an inclusive future for all.

We embrace digital, and help our customers implement change in their digital businesses. Some may think were old (36 years strong) and only about hardware, but were also a software company. And a security company. We even invented an intuitive network that adapts, predicts, learns and protects. No other company can do what we do you cant put us in a box!

But Digital Transformation is an empty buzz phrase without a culture that allows for innovation, creativity, and yes, even failure (if you learn from it.)

Day to day, we focus on the give and take. We give our best, give our egos a break, and give of ourselves (because giving back is built into our DNA.) We take accountability, bold steps, and take difference to heart. Because without diversity of thought and a dedication to equality for all, there is no moving forward.

So, you have colorful hair? Dont care. Tattoos? Show off your ink. Like polka dots? Thats cool. Pop culture geek? Many of us are. Passion for technology and world changing? Be you, with us! 


Posted: 2020-11-20 Expires: 2020-12-20

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